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GCSE: Health and Social Care
GCSE Health and Social care is an ideal preparation for anyone contemplating a career in the social care or health professions such as nursing, social work or care home assistant. Whilst itcan be studied as a single award it is more common for students to study the subject as a double award which means you'll be getting two GCSE grades.
You'll be studying a wide range of topics and subjects from across the caring professions and healthcare industry. Typically you'll be studying health and social care, early years provision, promoting health and well-being, and understanding personal developments and relationships. The assessment for the course is done by both internal means and external examination. The former includes your teachers marking portfolios of work you will have prepared for two topics and the latter includes a testwhich will require you to write short and extended essay answers.
Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.
- Do they use key words from the title or question?
- Do they answer the question directly?
- Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
"For both Rousseau and Wollstonecraft, childhood represented a crucial phase of self-development. Discuss this aspect of their thought."
"In conclusion it is clear to see from both Jean-Jacques Rousseau's and Mary Wollstonecraft's writings that they both believed that childhood was a crucial phase in a person's self-development. It was important for them to try to relate their beliefs to the general public which is why they emphasise it in their books, and also the reason that they write about it so successfully is because of their own personal experiences in their own childhood which seems to have provided them with a solid base to work upon in their adult life."
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the concept of age as a marker for development? Discuss with reference to at least two of the following topics: infant temperament, the development of perception, cognitive development
"In conclusion, most children do not learn or understand problems and ideals at the same rate. Children react differently to their surroundings and can perform better at certain tasks if that particular task involves something they can relate to, for example, the naughty teddy. This is a major disadvantage when using age as a marker for development as the child may be expected to act a certain way or produce different results than expected. Many of the criticisms of Piaget surround his underestimation of childhood capabilities and also the age at which the cognitive developments are said to take place.
There are obviously many advantages to using the age as a marker for development, with reference to Piaget's stage theory. Many developmental psychologists use related age boundaries to discern the developing periods in a child's life. Also, many schools have revised their teaching approach and are now using Piagetian principles in the classroom. (Driscoll 1994). While possibly not wholly precise, Piaget's stage theory nonetheless provides a thorough explanation of the order in which Western children seem to develop and can be used by carers and teachers alike to aid their child's development throughout the different ages of its life."
Compare this poem with one other poem from the selection, on a similar theme explaining which you find more interesting and why.You should also show how the poet uses language to achieve their effects.
"I find that farm child is a more interesting poem as it is a short poem that immediately makes clear what it talks of, it leads directly to a conclusion, Using clear concise language. It makes the reader analyze the ten lines in order to interpret the message it is giving. I feel the evacuee is too unstructured for my tastes and the meaning is too clear and simple."